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Why question of the day: Filipino Time

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by TheDude, Mar 6, 2014.

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    Just as bad as the line jumpers is that the people behind the counter still serve them. In the U.S. people behind the counter at least attempt to keep an eye on the order of people in the line. If someone jumps, then the legit person next in line still gets served next. It's great when the line jumpers get annoyed by that.
     
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    I've noticed that those ones that jump in the queue are actually the educated middle class ones or the upper class where they probably think they have the rights to do it as they feel like they're better off than the rest oh well... Poor ones will rarely dare not infront of a foreigner because they're more so worried of being pull aside and be told.

    It's such a very appalling behaviour but if anyone dared do that to me, they're Gonna get it unless if they'r really old and frail then that's a different story I'd be more considerate.lol
     
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    Good point. There was an old guy who walked up right to the counter when I was obviously next in line at McDonalds. McDonald's FFS! Fast food is simple, we created these things in the U.S. - you get in line, order your food off the menu, you get your food back quickly and you leave.

    I bitched and even dropped an F-bomb. The lady at the counter served me instead but she had someone quickly serve the old guy at the same time. This guy was old, but he wasn't slow moving or frail. I wondered if maybe I should just keep my mouth shut. Maybe I just dropped an F-bomb on the head of the Philippines mafia.
     
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    Well you've gotta realised that there's a fine line between tolerable and people abusing the previledge lol.

    I normally look into these queue jumpers eyes and see if they're deliberately doing it.and just play ignorant or they are just lost and don't know where the end of the queue is but when it's deliberate then I'd come up and tell them "excuse me the end.of the line.is back.there.but.if they pretended they haven't heard a word I was saying.then.I'll rephrase.it.to "hey d*mb C*nt it's either u get your arse where it supposed to be or.I'll.drag u there myself

    They always have an option u know but I'll try to be nice.as.possible lmao
     
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    I would agree wholeheartedly. That and the same attitude when driving, spitting in the street, just dropping rubbish everywhere are things they could sort out at school as they grow up. There's a tremendous amount of 'face' here, a facade. We see it in the houses, the 'look at me I'm religious, the politics. What you see at the front and what's at the back are different.

    Just generalizing. Its not our country but it would be nice to see things better for all concerned.
     
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    A middle class woman stepped right in front of me at McDonalds. When she felt a bit crowded by me she looked back.
    In my nicest voice I said "Oh it's okay, I'm sure you are in a hurry to get back to the mountain". The look on her face was priceless, very embarrassed but not to the extend that she took her proper place in line.
     
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    those ones eventually get pinned them selves, many crosses on the sides of the roads, on the other hand you have the ones that drive at maybe 20 kph on the highway at night, without a tail light

     
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